11 Questions View all . Report Inappropriate Content. FULL DISCLOSURE: I just recently (April 2017) bought this Canon Powershot SX40 HS camera from a secondhand store at a very attractive price ($10 US). Stinkin thing. I would happily pay for a new genuine battery , I just wish I could get one on a try before I buy basis because they are not cheap especially if its more money to pay out then still have to send off for repair if it doesnt work - I guess at least I have another genuine spare. I've adopted a handful of these "orphans" over the last couple of years.I'm always impressed to see someone put a bit of effort into doing a little logical troubleshooting like this. I would also double check to make sure the batteries are fully charged. There's also probably a micro switch on the battery and memory card door that won't allow the camera to boot up if the door is open. It kind of restores my faith in mankind. Maybe install the battery leaving the door open, hold down the power on switch and then close the door or manually depress the the micro switch. The battery voltage may be normal but the battery may have lost its capacity to hold a charge. Initially, it turned on but would turn itself off after only 1 or 2 minutes, the same thing happened with the second new battery. My Canon powershot sx510hs will not power on, I purchased two new batteries, charged them, put the first one in and tried to turn on my camera. Could the camera with battery left in to discharge over a period cause an issue ? Permalink; History; Subscribe; Unsubscribe; Why won't my canon SD 750 camera turn on? A 16.0 MP point-and-shoot camera with a 3.0 inch LCD monitor. Drained/Bad Battery. When I try to power on my Canon SD 750 camera it will not do any thing. Try and avoid a repair those are very expensive and in some cases cost more than the camera is worth, 06-27-2019 I've received the camera as a gift a couple of years ago. The first thing, the fastest and least expensive thing I would do is to get a new battery, yours was left for a long time and batteries need to be charged and discharged to maintain their capacity. So I'm at the point where I'm considering taking the camera apart myself (I'm fairly handy) to see if I can find anything that looks like it could be causing the problems I'm seeing. This could prevent the camera from turning on. After the battery was fully charged, I put it and the memory card in the camera. Powershot SX530 HS not turning on. Thanks for your suggestion, John. A not so great outcome would be that I couldn't find anything suspicious in there, but got it back together to the same condition it was in before I took it apart. Eventually, repeated uses of the "Install battery/turn camera on/turn camera off/uninstall battery/reinstall battery/turn camera on" process dropped the battery's voltage to below the camera threshold of 8.2 volts, and at that point the camera would begin to operate normally. - Pressing the [playback] button again while the lens is retracted will turn the camera, off"I can't say that in my experiences with using the playback button to turn the camera off the scenario was exactly the same as laid out in the Manual, but the statement confirms that in some fashion the playback button can turn the camera off.- In a review of the Canon SX40 HS camera I found on the website 'cameralabs.com' it says: "... it's possible to power the camera straignt into playback with a simple press and hold. Mark as New; Bookmark; Subscribe; Subscribe to RSS Feed; Permalink; Print; Email to a Friend; Report Inappropriate Content 08-13-2019 07:27 PM. The easy solution is to always have a second battery charged and on hand. No warning lights or anything come on. If the "easy solution" becomes unwieldy, I'll start a new topic for this problem. Get yourself a regular full size SD card for one less potential headache. Auto-suggest helps you quickly narrow down your search results by suggesting possible matches as you type. Sometimes the motherboard can have a loose or bad wire connection. EUREKA! Device won't power on. (It has to turn on once in order to sense an overcharged battery; that's why I was having to remove the battery and then reinstall it to get the camera to come on just the one time per battery swap.) Needless to say, I've abandoned the aftermarket charger in favor of a genuine Canon charger that I bought for charging my NB-L10 batteries. I believe the battery was left in the camera during this time. - edited Armed with this information, and the reality that I'd never intentionally use the playback button as the camera's On/Off button, I'm happy with calling this characteristic of the playback button a 'feature', not a 'glitch'. Canon PowerShot SD750. 06-25-2019 03:55 PM. The camera does not turn on after pressing the power button. As of May 6, 2017, this is a new post for an old camera although the camera is new to me.FULL DISCLOSURE: I just recently (April 2017) bought this Canon Powershot SX40 HS camera from a secondhand store at a very attractive price ($10 US). Following are the symptoms I observed the camera exhibiting: Symptom #1 - With a fully charged battery installed, the camera will only power on once per battery insertion. An overcharged battery isn't exactly what you would expect to cause this kind of problem.Now, about using the "playback" button to power the camera on and off... Is the camera supposed to function like this? Please help as this is the only camera I have. Me too. Options. If you purchase it from a store with a liberal return policy, like Amazon, you can return it for either no charge or just shipping charges which should not be too bad for a small item. Terms — Symptom #2 -- After getting to the "it won't turn on" state as described above, if I pull the battery out, even just halfway, then press it back in, and then press the On/Off button, the camera powers up and again works fine. Genuine or otherwise. The "power on but once per battery removal and battery reinsertion" symptom was still present regardless of whether the Playback button or the On/Off button was used.
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